It’s hard to believe that this garden exists in the Bay Area; everytime I come here I’m transported to a shogun’s garden estate in Japan! Hakone Garden in Saratoga, California has become one of my family’s favorite spots. Originally designed by an imperial gardener as a summer retreat for a wealthy San Francisco philanthropist, Hakone has become a community park. Not pictured is the exotic bamboo forest, a spot you have to visit if you are in the Bay Area.
Dress: Tobi Sweetly Scalloped dress, taken in, now on sale online (obsessed with scallop trim? More options here and here and I love the back on this one)
Necklace: Ann Taylor pearlized crystal statement necklace (now an extra 60% off of sale price, only $16, no code needed)
Belt: Cece Bee (old, Japanese brand similar here and here)
Bag: Burberry small Alchester (old, newer style here)
Jacket: Juicy Couture Girls (old, similar here)
Matt was able to join for a few shots as well!
Photo credit: Shaun H
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